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VR vs. Mobile VR Jam

If, eight months ago, you had told virtual reality (VR) fans that Samsung and Oculus VR would be teaming up to release one of the first major head-mounted displays (HMDs) using smartphones, you may have been laughed away. And yet, here we…

Make It A (Virtual) Reality: Star Wars VR

A small ship darts down the narrow gully, its wings are spread, splayed into an X shape. The ship’s shadow, generated by the seemingly endless barrage of green blasts flying past, flashes over the metal walls on either side as it dodges…

Make it a (Virtual) Reality: Mortal Kombat

This week marks the return of Mortal Kombat, a videogame series that regularly rewrites the rulebook on bloodshed. Is it wrong to dream about a virtual reality (VR) adaption of the series? Quite possibly; NetherRealm Studios’ ultra-violent…

Stompz: A Kickstarter Post-Mortem with Creator Matt Carrell

Those that have followed VRFocus for the past year will have likely heard of Stompz, the foot-based motion control for virtual reality (VR) experiences. Last month saw creator Matt Carrell launch a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign for the…

VR vs. Third-Party Hardware

The crowd-funding scene has been flooded with hopeful virtual reality (VR) projects over the past few years. From software to hardware, creators have been hoping to imitate the success Oculus VR had with its Oculus Rift, raising nearly $2.5…

VRCast Episode 1: Youtube Edition

You may have seen VRFocus launch its brand new VRcast last week, available for viewing with the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). Senior staff writer and host Jamie Feltham was joined by Editor-in-Chief Kevin Joyce and special guest…

Make It A (Virtual) Reality: TRON

You made a mistake and now it has cost you. The entirety of your being is no more and yet it is still there, suspended within the light of a single laser beam. Somehow your consciousness has survived this process and the scattered parts of…

VR vs. HTC Vive in 2015

“Holiday 2015?” A virtual echo could be heard around the internet when HTC said those words on 1st March 2015. It was a second, much more exasperated echo, following the eye-widening news that the company had partnered with legendary…

VRCast Episode 1: Fire Panda’s Nick Pittom

Virtual reality (VR) technology is set to change the world. It’s not just about videogames, as anyone from Oculus VR, Valve, Samsung, Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) and more will tell you. VR’s reach expands much further, touching upon…

Make it a (Virtual) Reality: Xenoblade Chronicles

The Bionis and Mechonis tower above you. Eons ago, these two titans were locked in a fierce battle in a world consisting of nothing but endless ocean. Years on and their corpses remain, dwarfing the land and life that has flourished below.…